Punk, parenthood, and Patti Smith.


With great sadness, Griffin Theatre Company has announced an extension to the temporary closure of the SBW Stables Theatre, which means that we are unable to present our season of Phil Spencer’s No Standing. No Dancing. this year.

The latest show from award-winning writer Phil Spencer is a notebook’s worth of stories about the gentle art of cowardice, tiny acts of fuck-you-mate, and why Patti Smith is the absolute boss of it all.

Penned over the best part of a decade, No Standing. No Dancing. looks back over Phil’s life with reckless abandon: from the 17-year-old ratbag he once was to the emotional and neurotic 34-year-old father of two he’s proud to be today.

It’s an autobiography-meets-love-letter to indie music, an examination of parenthood (and public pool hygiene) and a primal scream to reawaken the punk inside us all.

“Spencer’s charm and winning on-stage charisma is simply delightful.”
★★★★ The Brag

Image: Filip Zahradnik

Cast & Creatives

Written and performed by Phil Spencer
Director James Dalton
Lighting Designer Kelsey Lee

Performance Times

Season 27 – 29 August

Performance Times
Thursday – Saturday 7pm

Please note, there is a complete lock-out on all performances and latecomers won’t be admitted, so make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get to us, grab a drink, and get settled.


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